The first nudist restaurant in Paris is set to close after just over year of serving classic French dishes to diners. the French capital’s 12th district, will close on February 16, according to a Facebook post from the owners.
Twins Mike and Stéphane Saada told the AFP news agency that they were having to close for financial reasons.
In another Facebook post, they called on customers to take advantage of the remaining time. “Don’t hesitate to book now to enjoy a last naked dinner in Paris,” it read. “It’s now or never.”
After opening in November 2017 to great fanfare, the restaurant received rave reviews from customers on Facebook.
Many customers praised both the food and the unique experience after enjoying a naked meal, shielded from passersby by a thick white curtain.
And while those eating may be naked, the owners are fully clothed as they serve the food.
“Our role is to put people at ease,” said Stéphane in an interview with AFP when the restaurant opened.
“As soon as customers enter the dining room, we accompany them to their table and we reassure them that it’s not like the whole room is looking at them.”
Diners at O’Naturel remove their clothes in a cloakroom, where they also leave their mobile phones for privacy reasons, according to AFP.